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Perfect Summer Recipes For The Whole Family

Now the weather is getting warmer, try some of these light summer dishes, which are packed with flavour and good for you and your baby
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Pasta, peas and pancetta

This is a super-speedy pasta dish that’s ideal for a weekday meal. If you’ve got leftovers, it will be delicious served as a pasta salad for a BBQ or picnic. For the recipe, click here.
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Fennel sea bass with sautéed courgettes, spinach & garlic

Sea bass has a delicate flavour and nice texture so is a good fish to serve to your baby. Courgettes and spinach are classic summer vegetables and coming into season now. For the recipe, click here.
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Tomato-y tartlets

These tartlets contain tasty flavours your toddler will love and they're super-easy to make so your little one can help you out in the kitchen. For the recipe, click here.
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Mediterranean baked fish

This tasty topping is packed full of Mediterranean flavours, and can transform even the mildest of white fish. The brightly coloured vegetables come with an array of antioxidants, too. For the recipe, click here.
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Onion and gruyere tart

The slowly caramelised onions give this tart a slight sweetness to add to the flavours from the cheese. Pack some slices in your picnic. For the recipe, click here.
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Warm Salad Of Salmon, Baby Leeks, Parsley And Capers

The fresh, spring flavours in this dish are perfect for a light lunch for you and your toddler – it's delicious served hot or cold. For the recipe, click here.
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Panzanella

This traditional Mediterranean dish is a great way to use up bits of old bread, and they soak up the delicious summery flavours of fresh tomatoes, basil and olive oil. For the recipe, click here.
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Chocolate and framboise roulade

This impressive-looking roulade is perfect served as a dessert or cake for an afternoon get-together with other mums. Plus, raspberries are in season over the summer. For the recipe, click here.
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Vietnamese chicken salad

This fresh and crunchy salad is full of tasty Asian flavours and only 300 calories – perfect if you’re on a post-baby shape-up diet. For the recipe, click here.
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Salmon fillets with pesto

Homemade pesto tastes much better than anything that comes out of a jar and serving it with some grilled salmon steaks makes this an ultra-easy and healthy supper for your family. For the recipe, click here.
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Warm chicken, med veg And bulgar wheat salad

This simple dish makes a tasty lunch or speedy supper for you and your family. Any leftovers taste delicious cold at a picnic. For the recipe, click here.
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Guacamole

Serve up this dip with tortilla chips and summer evening drinks or add to a fajita with chicken and sour cream. The avocado is rich in vitamin E, which is great for your skin and your baby’s. For the recipe, click here.
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Grilled vegetable filo tarts

These tasty tartlets are simple but look really impressive when served as a starter or a light summer lunch. For the recipe, click here.
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Vanilla cupcakes with swirly icing

These cute cupcakes are perfect for baby showers, christenings and baby birthday parties. Swap the icing colour to suit your occasion. For the recipe, click here.
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Parmesan crusted chicken

This tasty dish is simple to make and the cream cheese that coats the chicken creates a moist topping so there’s no need for sauce. Serve with seasonal veg and potatoes. For the recipe, click here.
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Full-of-sunshine Thai Curry

Bursting with bright colours, this gentle introduction to Thai flavours provides plenty of adventure for your toddler. For the recipe, click here.
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Zingy pineapple with basil and lime

The ingredients may sound grown up, but toddlers will love the zesty tastes and textures of the pineapple in this dish, too. For the recipe, click here.
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Cheesy Beef Burgers

Make sure everyone’s hands are clean before they start mixing together these really simple burgers - perfect for a summer BBQ. Once the patties have cooked, the kids will enjoy designing their own burger, using slices of cheese, tomato, gherkins and salad. For the recipe, click here.
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Herby chicken ricotta cannelloni

A comforting, cheesy pasta dish made with wholemeal cannelloni, to ensure blood sugar levels stay constant. For the recipe, click here.
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Honey and milk chocolate bars

These tasty treats are perfect for kids parties and totally moreish (the mums will be snacking more than the little ones!). For the recipe, click here.
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